WINNIPEG — They call it “Otto” and it’s leading the way to ensure runways at Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport remain clear of snow.
The made-in-Manitoba technology is behind North America’s first autonomous snowplow, which the airport has been piloting since the fall. On Thursday, it was ready for its big reveal to see it in action.
The federal agency launched its first ever weather app for iPhone and Android this week, including a new high-resolution radar option so amateur meteorologists can guess exactly when the next rain storm or blizzard is going to hit their backyard.
WINNIPEG — In a city where winter can be almost guaranteed to bring temperatures below -30 C, saving homeless people and other vulnerable persons from severe frostbite or even death is a complex project.
It relies on a lot of goodwill and elbow grease from Winnipeg’s non-profit groups and, despite efforts, street people still often need to shuffle between spots to find somewhere warm to stay at certain times of day.